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The Nielsen Company announces it's shuttering R&R. The final issue date is June 5.


36 Years in the Life of a Music Trade Magazine
A Radio & Records Timeline

1973: Radio & Records is founded by Bob Wilson. The first issue is Oct. 1.

1974: The first R&R Convention is held.

1979: Radio & Records is sold to Harte Hanks.

1987: Westwood One acquires Radio & Records.

1988: The R&R Hotfax Updates debut, comprising 12 weekly format-focused fax publications.

1994: Perry Capital acquires Radio & Records.

1995: Radio & Records launches R&R Online.

1996: The first annual R&R Talk Radio Seminar is held. The R&R Daily online news service debuts, and Music Tracking is launched online.

1997: R&R introduces the daily R&R TODAY news fax.

1998: The R&R Convention returns after a six-year hiatus. The first R&R Industry Achievement Awards, voted on by R&R subscribers, are presented at the convention.

1999: Data collection for R&R's charts is converted to include Mediabase airplay.

2000: Daily e-mail updates and Today's News online are introduced as extensions of the R&R TODAY fax publication. Radio & Records acquires Radio Y Musica.

2001: Adult Alternative and Christian sections debut in the weekly R&R paper, each with its own full-time editor. The Going for Adds fax publication debuts.

2002: A CHR/Rhythmic section debuts in the weekly R&R, with its own full-time editor. R&R produces its first annual Triple A Summit. Electronic Promotion Kits are introduced for music customers, and the Street Talk Daily fax and e-mail publication debuts. Radio Y Musica is incorporated into the weekly R&R.

2004: Radio & Records announces its new web address, www.radioandrecords.com.

2006: VNU, a global information and media company, acquires Radio & Records. VNU owns ACNielsen, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter and many other business-to-business publications. Radio & Records charts convert to Nielsen BDS airplay data.

2007: VNU changes its name to The Nielsen Company.

2009: The Nielsen Company announces it's shuttering R&R. The final issue date is June 5.